The Friends will, if it thinks appropriate, respond to consultation documents from any body or Planning Authority on issues that could impinge upon the policy of the National Park. Whilst we generally do not interfere with individual planning applications, if considered to have a wider impact on policy affecting the National Park as a whole, we may also consider lodging an objection. The Friends’ responses are below, in date order of response with the latest at the top.

The future of Newport National Park Information Centre

24th September 2017: The Chairman of the Friends submits a further statement on behalf of members, supporting the retention of the facility by the NPA with volunteer support. To see a full copy of the letter, click here.

Newgale Coastal Adaptation Plan – Friends’ response

The response makes some observations on the two most likely routes (option 3b, a viaduct behind the existing road, and option J, around the valley further inland) and expresses a preference for option J. The full response is here.

Response to Blackpool Mill planned development

The response on behalf of the Friends supports the ambition to restore and regenerate Blackpool Mill and its immediate environment, but concludes that the impact on the wider landscape, and effects of associated traffic and transport, would adversely affect the quality and special character of the National Park. Read the full response here.

Newgale Shingle Bank

Consultations have been underway for some time about the future of the A487 at Newgale, as the natural movement of the shingle bank and the potential for increased flooding means that the existing road may become unviable.  There is a great deal of information about options for rerouting the road, and for the future of Newgale village, on the Pembrokeshire County Council website – click here to open in a new window.